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We are currently recruiting doctoral students to join our group.  Self-motivated students who are interested in environmental sciences and engineering, particularly related to the applications and implications of nanotechnology are welcome to contact the professor to discuss potential (fellowship) opportunities.



News
5/27/2016  Chao-Jen (楊朝仁) and Wen-Che (侯老師) presented at the 13th Environmental Protection and Nanotechnology Conference (第13屆環境保護與奈米科技學術研討會) in the National Taiwan University, Taipei.

Hou group at the 13th Environmental Protection and Nanotechnology Conference


5/20/2016 Our work on Photochemical Transformation of Graphene Oxide in Sunlight (ES&T, 2015, pp3435-3443) is selected by Web of Science as Highly Cited Paper.   This work is also highlighted by ChemistryViews (Wiley-VCH & ChemPubSoc Europe). http://www.chemistryviews.org/details/news/7540421/Potential_Environmental_Risks_of_Graphene_Oxide.html

5/11/2016 PI Hou received 2015 U.S. EPA Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA) for Innovative Research on Relationships between Properties and Environmental Transformations of Nanomaterials.

4/21/2016 Shih-Hung's (世鋐) paper on comparing the environmental photoreactivity of C60 and C70 has been accepted for publication in Journal of Hazardous Materials.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389416303910  Congratulations, Shih-Hung!

2/29/2016 Chen-Jing (晨暻) and Yi-Sheng's (怡升) paper on the
effect of phototransformation on the aggregation of functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes has been accepted for publication in ES&T. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.5b04727  Congratulations to them!

4/27-28/2015 Prof. Paul Westerhoff of Arizona State University visited Tainan and our lab.  He gave a plenary speech on Sustainable Nanotechnology in the 12th Environmental Protection and Nanotechnology Conference in Tainan.

4/10/2015 Paper on Sunlight Affects Aggregation and Deposition of Graphene Oxide in the Aquatic Environment has been accepted for publication in Water Research. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135415002213

2/11/2015 Paper on phototransformation of graphene oxide in sunlight is accepted in ES&T.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es5047155

5/12-13/2014 Professors Chad Jafvert of Purdue Univ. and Timothy Strathmann of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign visited National Cheng Kung University and gave seminars.

3/14/2014  Paper on the photoreactivity of unfunctionalized single wall carbon nanotube is accepted for publication in ES&T. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es500013j

2/27/2014  Group website is open.